SHELBY- Bobby Lee Blanton, Sr., 85, died Friday August 31, 2018 at Hospice of Carolina Foothills in Forest City. A native of Cleveland Co. he was born to the late Kermit and Zuda Jones Blanton. He was a longtime member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Friendship. He was also a member of Friendship Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rites. He was also one of the founding members of the Shelby Rescue Squad. He loved fishing and farming.
PRECEDED: In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Charlie Blanton and grandson Christopher Blanton.
SURVIVED: He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Ruth Davenport Blanton, of the home; sons, Bob Blanton, Jr. and wife Rebecca Reger of Shelby, Jimmy Blanton and wife Beverly of Mooresboro and Billy Blanton and wife Linda of Boiling Springs; daughter Patsy Clay of Shelby; daughter-in-law Charlene Blanton; six grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren; and his fur baby Peanut.
FUNERAL SERVICES: A private funeral service will be held at a later date.
MEMORIALS: may be made to Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church 198 Pleasant Ridge Church Rd, Shelby, NC 28152, Friendship Masonic Lodge 2722 McBrayer Homestead Road Shelby, NC 28152 or Hospice of Cleveland Co. 951 Wendover Heights Shelby, NC 28150
FUNERAL HOME: Arrangements are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral, Cremation & Pet Aquamation Center
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